Phytochemical Constituents of the Leaves of Landolphia owariensis

Nneka N. Ibekwe1*, Victor O. Akoje1, John O. Igoli2
1Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Quality Control, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abuja, Nigeria.
2Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.

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Recieved Date: August 10, 2019; Accepted Date: September 28, 2019; Published Date: 29 September 2019
Citation: Ibekwe NN, Akoje VO, Igoli JO. Phytochemical Constituents of the Leaves of Landolphia owariensis. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2019; 3(8):261-264.
Copyright: © 2019 Ibekwe et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Landolphia owariensis is a plant common in West Africa with many ethnomedicinal uses. The leaves of the plant were investigated for phytochemical constituents. Successive extraction and chromatographic purification led to the isolation of two flavonoid glycosides myricitrin and quercitrin, and the triterpenoid and sterol glucoside, α-amyrin and daucosterol, respectively. The compounds were identified by their NMR chemical shifts and comparison with literature reports.

Keywords: Landolphia owariensis, Apocynaceae, myricitrin, quercitrin, ?-amyrin, daucosterol.
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